6 wks to 15 mths
15 mths to 3 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 4 yrs
4 yrs to 6 yrs
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Very pleased with Sunkids Boondall. The staff have been amazing with our 8-month-old son, who has been attending since he was 3 months old. As a new mum, it was heart-wrenching to put him into childcare and return to work. However, Sunkids made the transition very easy. They are always polite, professional and accommodating with requests. They also use “Storypark” and “Kindychat” to keep us up-to-date with photos and stories about what he’s been up to during the day, which we love.
Kirstin - parent
The centre’s large, open plan rooms offer age-appropriate resources, cosy nooks, play spaces, tranquil reading hubs, and natural timber furniture.
Nursery room: 6 weeks - 15 months
Provides a tranquil and homely environment to nurture babies as they develop their basic first skills. The room features a range of engaging and interactive play gyms, bouncers, walkers, soft toys and high chairs, alongside a quiet and tranquil sleeping room complete with cots for each child, and an exclusive outdoor play area.
Toddler room: 15 months - 2 years
Provides a safe and enriching environment for curious children to explore and develop their emerging abilities, skills and confidence. The room features play spaces allowing for art and craft, sensory play, a reading hub, home play areas, dress ups, and an exclusive outdoor play area.
Junior Kindy: 2 years - 3 years
Features innovative learning environments with an emphasis on play-based learning. The room features play spaces allowing for art and craft, quiet reflection times, sensory play, a reading hub, home play areas, dress ups and more.
Pre Kindy: 3 years - 4 years
Features innovative learning environments with an emphasis on play-based learning. The room is specifically designed to include play areas that allow for self-selection and child initiated activities including imaginative play, construction, problem solving, art and craft, sensory exploration, quiet reflection times, reading in the reading hub, home play areas, and more. The children are also encouraged to take a greater responsibility for their own belongings, choices and behaviours.
Kindergarten: 4 years - school age
Prepares children for school readiness, whilst developing key social skills, confidence and a love for reading and learning. The room is specifically designed to include play areas that allow for self-selection and child initiated activities including imaginative play, construction, problem solving, art and craft, quiet reflection times, reading in the reading hub, home play areas, access to technology devices like computers and tablets, and more. The children are also encouraged to take a greater responsibility for their own belongings, choices and behaviours.
Many of the qualified educators have been working at Sunkids Boondall for many years. This experience gives parents peace of mind that their child is in capable hands. Educators take a genuine interest in getting to know each child’s family on a personal level. The team get to know the children’s lives outside of Sunkids and look to incorporate the real-life events and experiences that occur into the children’s learning experiences.
The centre offers an interest-based curriculum, where educators are guided by the children’s own interests and ideas. This helps to develop confident and enthusiastic learners. Appropriate use of technology is encouraged for the children.
The educators at Sunkids understand that all children are different, and learn at their own pace. Parents can enjoy daily photographs and feedback on their children’s day, as special moments are sent through the free StoryPark app.
Sunkids Boondall is warm, friendly and inviting. We have an open-door policy and strive to build relationships and positive interactions with children and families. We invite all families to come and look at our beautiful facilities here at Boondall. Our spaces are designed to stimulate children’s creativity, exploration and sense of belonging.
We view children as active participants in their learning journey and therefore we engage them in meaningful and respectful experiences which enhance their knowledge about their world. Our philosophy states, “Children are a Precious Trust” and each educator employed by Sunkids Boondall is expected to take this philosophy on board and regard all children in our care as precious individuals. We believe that when children are exposed to nurturing, respectful and reciprocal relationships this helps to develop a strong sense of wellbeing and identity.
The children in our care have the opportunity to interact and form bonds with all educators, not just those that are in their learning environments, fostering the ability to establish and maintain positive and meaningful relationships throughout the centre.
By engaging in interactions initiated by the child we hope to create a harmonious and trusting environment where the children feel secure, confident and included, supporting their needs and creating meaningful learning opportunities through play-based engaging experiences.
We honour our families by encouraging families to be involved within the centre and take the time getting to know each individual child in our care and as much of their family background as possible to provide respectful relationships, interactions and learning opportunities. We welcome all families to join our Sunkids Boondall family.
Lauren, Centre Manager, Sunkids Boondall
All meals and snacks are provided by the in-house chef, with all preferences, dietary restrictions and cultural needs catered for. The educators use meals and snacks as an opportunity to promote the enjoyment of nutritious foods, support social interaction, and to teach the children to respect other people’s rights, preferences and cultural diversity.
All food is enjoyed in the outdoor alfresco dining area. Children are encouraged to take their time, have conversations, assist with serving the food and packing away. The educators teach the children about food and nutrition and how it relates to their own health and development. All of the alternating seasonal menus are displayed for families, and educators are happy to take suggestions and input from parents. Fresh fruit is always available in the reception foyer each day too. For babies who are just starting out on solid food, the centre provides a range of food options suitable to their age, such as pureed fruits and foods, rice puddings, and more.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.